Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

It's been years since I sent out a holiday card. We used to have such fun creating newsletters with pictures, crosswords, jokes, and articles. One year Abe wrote a funny piece about Ruby's toddler-isms and Oscar dictated all the facts he knew about giraffes. I hope someday we'll rediscover our creativity, but until then I'm considering it a victory that I slapped this together today (with the help of Shutterfly of course).

I am hopeful about 2012 -- I am promising myself yoga, long walks up the staircases that slice through the blocks in our neighborhood, read-alouds, card games and bike rides with the kids, time for writing and creative pursuits, and (please, oh, please) a whole lot less anxiety.

Happy Happy New Year to all!


  1. Happy New Year Mary. Thanks for sharing the lovely photos! Here's to a happy, healthy and peaceful new year!xo

  2. Mary,

    Happy New Year to you. You may know I'm a long time reader and now first time commenter. Glad to see that you are back to writing! Your blog contains many moments of inspiration and thoughful insight. As a parent, its definitely given me perspective.

    As a suggestion, please don't be afraid to give out some advice, I think your readers would love it.

    Hoping 2012 is a year of contentness and good health for you and family.


  3. Thank you Lisa! Wishing you the same -- the new year does bring hope doesn't it?

    And Peter - Thank you...and so great to hear from you! I'm glad you decided to comment. Interestingly I have been thinking that I might spend more time writing specifically about some of the strategies we use, especially for Oscar, to encourage his development given the known challenges. I'm not sure people will love it -- it may reveal just how crazy I am, but I suppose that could be entertaining. Take care, and do keep commenting!